I took my first running steps on Sunday!!! It was nothing spectacular and I was extremely nervous, but I mixed some very slow running into my four mile walk on Sunday and into my 3 mile walk yesterday. I was thrilled to find no pain and no symptoms. The incisions felt tight and it was awkward at first, but otherwise, things went really well.
At PT, on the other hand, I’m finding out just how out of shape I am. 10 minutes on the elliptical had me winded like I was running hill sprints. Planks make me shake, and that’s only 30 seconds worth. Luckily, my physical therapist is kind enough not to make fun of me. That said, he is also pushing me to do more than I ever did for weight lifting and core strength when I was healthy. I am really confident that I am going to come back stronger than before once I finish the healing process.
Jenn, I know today was your surgery day, so best thoughts to you. I hope you are home and resting comfortably by now and I look forward to hearing from you later in the week.